No one enjoys staying in a job or career that they dread.  It can take a serious toll on your mental and physical health.  This is never a good thing.  The job may be secure because of paychecks and benefits, but you have to take a look at what really matters.  It might be time for a career change if you’re not happy where you’re at.

Don't stay in a job that you ultimately hate

Common signs you should look out for

If these things are prevalent in your career, you should consider getting back in the job market.

  • You hate going in
  • Procrastinating instead of working
  • Taking more time off than usual
  • Overqualified
  • No growth opportunities
  • Negative work environment/culture
  • You hate the job itself

 

These are telling signs, and it wouldn’t be a bad move to consider looking into another job.  You won’t be able to just quit right away though. You will have to plan out your next move.

Don’t Stick it Out if You’re Unhappy

There may be some colleagues, family members, or friends that will tell you it’s a bad idea to look for another job, especially if this current position has some helpful benefits. You could have a career with a stable salary, full benefits, and security, which are all great things to have in a job, but you be just overall unhappy. Why be miserable everyday at your job? This makes no sense, and why should anyone tell you it’s a stupid idea to leave a job where you’re unhappy. But you should approach the career change in a professional and strategic manner. Do your research, and make sure you get some job prospects before leaving.

How to Go About Making the Switch

Job searching is basically a job itself, except you aren’t getting a pay check for searching.  If you’d like to do this the right way, you’ll need to dedicate more time to networking, researching, and connecting to potential employers.  The best way to do this is to connect with an employment agency like Eazee Staffing. We will be able to connect you with the right employers for your career interests and talents. Here are some tips on getting started with searching for a new job:

  • Update Resume – take some time after work to adjust and update your resume, so that your experience and recent work is highlighted. Also, get a professional to help edit your resume, so you have the best chance of sticking out.
  • Digital Portfolio – if you don’t have one already, it’s a good idea to think about creating a simple website or splash page if you would like to showcase some work.
  • Network – start making connections as soon as possible. Send out emails to colleagues in the field you desire to be in, attend some job fairs on the weekends, and reach out to professionals at employers you are interested in. Check out our last blog post about the importance of networking!

 

It is easy to say you want to make a switch, but never actually put in the time and effort to doing it.  It’s exhausting enough to be sticking out a job you hate, while trying to look for a new job.  It can take a serious toll on you, which is why you need to be able to manage your time well enough, so you don’t get stressed out and give up on your new career goal.

Meet with a Career Coach

Another great idea if you’re feeling stuck and need some help is to hire a career coach. If you need some one on one time with someone who can help you organize your career goals, a career coach will be able to do that.  You can schedule out your meetings according to your calendar, and you can also set weekly or monthly goals.

Making a career change is a nerve-racking decision to make.  You may feel secure, but miserable in your job search, and that is why it’s a good thing to think about.  If you need guidance on career moves and job searching, contact Eazee Staffing at 347-573-9572 for more information on how we can help!